17/01/2015 – With MeetUp Group – TOMBOYS
I have found a really interesting group on MeetUp called Tomboys, they are all women who like doing active things with other women, some are single, some are partnered, but they all have some experience at various outdoor activities, some are surfers, kayakers, cyclists, some have 4 wheel drives and go camping. They have crabbing nights, snorkeling adventures, ice skating, adventure world days and go off camping at weekends, looks like great fun, and a good mix of ages also.
The first activity that I joined the Tomboys on was snorkeling at a local shipwreck not far from Fremantle. Ideal for beginners and those that haven’t snorkeled for a long time. Plus I was inspired to get myself some snorkeling gear which will be great for the future.
In 1905 a four-masted barque (built in 1858) went aground on Coogee Beach. It had been anchored in Cockburn Sound when during a gale, the ship broke its moorings and was swept ashore where it remained on the beach behind the local abattoirs. Over the years the wreck has deteriorated. The bow and stern sections are above the water while the rest of the site remains submerged.
Must get me an underwater camera, that would be very useful when paddle boarding also.
The weather was perfect, the water was fairly murky with lots of floating bits in it, but we did see quite a few fish.
This is one of the parts of the ships that is usually still above the water line.